The lovely postie man bought me the embellishments for my Taj Mahal today. Lots and lots of lovely beads all sitting in wee boxes. Really looking forward to starting on this one but alas it has to wait a while longer as I have the rest of my rota to get through first.
This evening I finished the Summer section on Just Nan's "4 Wishes". Trust me I have been making alterations. It all started with the beehive. I just could not find a beehive charm that I felt went with the design, then I thought of adapting slightly the stitched bee hive from Barnabee's Quest. the count across was ok but I had to shorten it a little. I decided if I was going to take that from Barnabee then I would miss the central bee off and add a bee charm. Ok I seem to be stitching them as a pair now so lets go the whole hog lol. I missed the little flowers out from between the frogs and I am going to put little butterfly beads in there. So I am now beginning to really get attached to this piece. The bees at the bottom look slightly odd as their bodies are beads and I dont want to stitch the beads on until the end. I only have winter to do on this one so hopefully this will be a finish next time. The chart will then (again like Barnabee) be making its way to Jane.
Now I have to do a couple of days on my UFO, and then I think I will do the May section of my lovely Heirloom Christmas before returning to my rota.
Lastly I have found another lovely freebie tonight though it is rather large and may have to wait for a while. It is called Marquoir ABC and is being done over 16 months - 1 part per month. Eight parts have been published so far. You can see a picture of the completed picture here (very bottom of the page) http://gigir.canalblog.com/archives/free_pattern/index.html. I do not speak french so found it difficult to actually find the charts from this link but in the end put the name of the chart into google and found them that way. I know - I have more than enough charts to keep me going as it is but this is a complete change of style for me and I really, really like it.